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New Zealand Scrambles To Treat Burn Victims From Volcanic Eruption

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:35

Officials have ordered cadaver skin for injured tourists following Monday's deadly eruption on White Island. Some received burns on at least 30% of their bodies.

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A Kid In A Refugee Camp Thought Video Games Fell From Heaven. Now He Makes Them

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:00

Lual Mayen grew up in a camp in Uganda. Now he's the award-winning CEO of a game development company in Washington, D.C., that has just released 'Salaam' — a game about refugees and peace.

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Jersey City Shooting Was 'A Targeted Attack On The Jewish Kosher Deli'

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:25

Pending further investigation, Mayor Steven Fulop refrained from assigning a specifically anti-Semitic motive in the shooting Tuesday that left six people dead, including one police officer.

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The U.K. Holds Another Election To Determine Brexit And Britain's Future

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:23

It will be the third general election since 2015. The stakes are high, voters are weary and the two main candidates for prime minister are polarizing.

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Greta Thunberg is 'Time' Magazine's Person Of The Year For 2019

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:16

Greta Thunberg burst onto the world stage when she called out world leaders. At 16, she is the youngest person to earn the "person of the year" title in its 92-year history.

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The 25 Best Albums Of 2019

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 06:59

We listened, voted and argued our way from more than 250 nominated albums down to just 25. And there was a clear No. 1.

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Supreme Court Hears Another Obamacare Case, With A Twist

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 06:09

The justices seemed sympathetic to $12 billion in insurance firms' claims. The Affordable Care Act promised to partially reimburse insurers if they lost money due to peoples' preexisting conditions.

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America Will Import More Sugar This Year Than It Has In 4 Decades

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 06:01

America's supply of sugar is shrinking because of a poor sugar beet harvest in the northern Midwest. As a result, the U.S. will import more sugar this year than it has in almost 40 years.

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Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change In Mozambique

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:09

As world leaders gather for a climate summit in Madrid, some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change say they need improved forecasting tools.

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He Started Vaping THC To Cope With Chronic Pain. Then He Got Sick

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:01

A Navy veteran from Cleveland tried vaping marijuana to deal with his chronic pain. He landed in the hospital, becoming one of over 2,200 Americans who have suffered serious lung injury from vaping.

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House Democrats To Begin Amending Impeachment Articles Wednesday Evening

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:00

The Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for 7 p.m. to mark up the legislation by which the House could then impeach President Trump, possibly by Christmas.

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Grassroots Progressive Group Gives Warren Top Marks Among 2020 Democrats

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:00

Indivisible ranked candidates on progressive priorities, including "democracy reforms" they want implemented if a Democrat wins in 2020. Bernie Sanders was a close second, with Joe Biden in last.

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DOJ Inspector General Testifies On FBI Probe Of Trump Campaign

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:00

Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 434-page report that found no evidence of bias by the FBI in opening the Russia investigation — but it did find faults with the way it was conducted.

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Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 05:00

The education secretary says many students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges don't deserve full relief from their loans. Department memos show career staff arguing the opposite.

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Federal Judge Blocks Diversion Of Military Construction Money For Border Wall

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 04:27

The case brought by El Paso County, Texas is similar to another won by the Sierra Club in California. The U.S. Supreme Court said wall construction can continue while the Trump administration appeals.

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Facing Scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg Releases List of McKinsey Clients

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 19:37

The list of clients includes: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws,

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Lawyer: Bolton Aide Charles Kupperman Fears House Will Reissue Subpoena For Testimony

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 19:33

An attorney for former national security adviser Charles Kupperman told a federal judge in Washington on Tuesday that the pledge from Democrats that they won't reissue a subpoena cannot be trusted.

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Navy: Saudi Flight Trainees Are Grounded In Aftermath Of Pensacola Shooting

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 19:08

Officials have curtailed flight training for Saudi students as investigators continue to examine why one student killed three U.S. service members last week.

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Democratic Bill Aims To Block Title IX Rule Changes Pushed By Trump Administration

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:08

The bill comes as the U.S. Department of Education is nearing the end of a lengthy rule-making process to revise rules that govern how universities that receive federal funding handle sexual assault.

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New Statue Unveiled In Response To Richmond's Confederate Monuments

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:57

Kehinde Wiley's new sculpture mimics one of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. The new work stands in front of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a mile from its inspiration.

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